Edwards, William

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Geoffrey Alexander Mitchell

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Greenfield War Memorial

Name / Enw: Edwards, William

Regiment/Catrawd: 1st Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Private 53889

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Mory Abbey Military Cemetery

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: Plot: 11. Row: 1. Grave: 14

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: France

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: Victory Medal, British War Medal

Date of Death: 22nd July 1917

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Killed in Action on Sunday 22 July 1917 during the third battle of Ypres.  (Royal Welsh Fusiliers War Diaries)

Little is known at the present time.  William Edwards was married to Mrs A.E. Edwards (formally Hughes) and they lived at 28 Battery Row, Greenfield, Flintshire.   (Battery Row, Bryn Celyn, Greenfield consists of 30 cottages which were built for workers employed in the Greenfield Copper and Brass Works).

He is also remembered on the North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales.

There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour card for William Edwards at the County Archives Office, Hawarden.  (Details of his medals were obtained from www.forces-war-records.co.uk.